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She may be a big-name movie star, but in an ideal world, Rachel McAdams would be on the other side of the screen. "1995, on a sofa," she tells Vogue's January issue when asked about her perfect day. "I grew up watching so much television. I was really into soap operas. I'd begin with Days of our Lives, then Another World, and finish off with General Hospital. And before dinner I'd watch Oprah." In fact, it was a wonder McAdams, 31, passed high school at all, she says. "I would fake sick all the time to the point where I'd convince myself I was sick, »
Morgan Freeman was born to play Nelson Mandela. Or maybe Nelson Mandela was destined to be played by Morgan Freeman. Whichever it is, when posters and other advertisements began sprouting for the new film "Invictus," in which Freeman stars as the former South African president, the casting felt inevitable. Of course one of America's most revered and respected actors would be portraying a man of such greatness.Even in 1995, when Mandela published his autobiography, "Long Walk to Freedom," detailing the 27 years he spent in prison struggling against apartheid, the activist had the actor in mind, saying Freeman should be the one to play him if the book became a movie. Admits Freeman, "It's been a foregone conclusion that, at some point or another, I would play him."Freeman, who runs the company Revelations Entertainment with his producing partner Lori McReady, spent years trying to help get a film version off »
Wedged between Sundance and Berlin is the extremely important Rotterdam film festival. Rotterdam functions as Europe's first major film fest of the year, but it seconds as a premiere destination for filmmakers such as Andrei Zvyagintsev (The Return), Amat Escalante (Sangre) and Juraj Lehotsky (Blind Loves) who make the kind of films that need a "helping hand". This list is of obvious interest because we'll be talking about this projects-turned-into-films down the road - we only need to look at Venice/Tiff for recent examples such as Samuel Maoz's Lebanon and Shirin Neshat's Women without Men to see the quality of films that got their start here. - Wedged between Sundance and Berlin is the extremely important Rotterdam film festival. Rotterdam functions as Europe's first major film fest of the year, but it seconds as a premiere destination for filmmakers such as Andrei Zvyagintsev (The Return), Amat Escalante »
A major writing shake-up has gone down on All My Children.
The somewhat controversial reign of Charles Pratt, Jr., which began in June 2008,is over. He's been released from that position, ABC confirms, though the network won't elaborate on the reasons behind the firing.
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This time around Mihm dives into the darkest nether regions of the earth where a horrifying shock sensation awaits that will bring you thrills, chills and suspense like nothing before! That’s right folks, another mutant creature that is hell-bent on destroying the human race… and this one will eat you alive!
Years of underground atomic testing are never a good idea, especially in the Wisawa caves. Deep down in one of the cave systems caverns, a creature of the night has undergone a terrifying transformation and now it has a taste for flesh… human flesh!
Two small children enter the ominous caves only to be snatched away by a hairy clawed hand. Later that day, while »
It is the future: 1987
Hot dog everybody! We’ve got another Christopher R. Mihm movie!
Out of all Mihm’s movies, I must say that this one felt the most like a tribute and the least like a parody, which is not a bad thing. The film holds true to many of the 1950s space exploration movies and the production style and musical score do a wonderful job of re-creating the absurd atmosphere those movies held.
We follow the two-man crew of the Mars-1 spaceship, Captain Jackson and Lieutenant Elliott, as they land on the red planet and see what no man has seen before! Finding the surface of the planet oddly Earth-like, the duo discovers that the air has no hazardous or infectious agents so they don’t even need their space helmets. Of course!
After making the incredibly intelligent decision to split up, Lieutenant Elliot wanders into a »
Hold onto your seats folks, we’re back with another Christopher R. Mihm film, and this time he isn’t holding anything back.
Back with his signature 1950s style of movie-making, Mihm turns to the skies in the feature film, It Came From Another World! A second installment to his campy sci-fi tribute movies, we are promised “Excitement! Suspense! and Canoes!” as we are reintroduced to everyone’s favorite ‘A-Rockin’ scientist, Professor Jackson, from 2006’s The Monster of Phantom Lake.
Utilizing the same delightful humor as Phantom Lake, It Came From Another World! clocks in at 93 minutes long and let me tell you, this time around the actors have really hit their stride.
As the movie begins we find ourselves out in the woods with a Dr. Frasier, who is making observations out in the forest, as a mysterious rock from outer space crashes to Earth from the heavens above. »
When was the last time Halloween came five times in one month? It’s been happening this October thanks to Bob Burns, monster kid fandom’s legendary “gift that keeps on giving”—and it has only taken him 42 years to get it all together! At the Bob Burns’ Hollywood Halloween website, a two-hour-plus documentary telling the story of Bob and Kathy Burns’ live Halloween shows has been serialized; the first of the five parts became available on October 5, and the rest are being spaced throughout the month.
For newbies, a bit of backstory: In 1967, Bob and wife Kathy, ensconced in their new Burbank home, decided to do a little more for trick-or-treaters than drop candy in their bags. When kids knocked on the door, it opened to reveal a “mad lab” complete with Frankenstein’s Monster (a dummy strapped to a diagonal operating table) and crackling lab equipment. For the next several years, »
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From working FX on SNL and Letterman to creating monsters for Dark Shadows, Andrew Clement has some tales to tell. Recently-wrapped on the reboot of A Nightmare On Elm Street (for which he redesigned Freddy Krueger), Jason Anders caught up with Clement for a candid conversation about his world of Creative Character Engineering.
Ja/Fangoria: So let's begin with your work as a make-up artist for NBC's Saturday Night Live; tell me about the work you did for the show, how you became involved, the memories you have being around the cast of actors, and which seasons you were involved in.
AC: I wish I had been involved in the first few seasons of SNL, it was such a fertile time for the show. Unfortunately, or fortunately, I’m not quite that old. As it is, I watched those shows in Jr. High and High School, and now I have the DVD’s. »
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Matt Davis is joining the cast of "Vampire Diaries" as sexy history teacher Alaric Saltzman -- and he knows more than he lets on about Mystic Falls' history of vampires!
According to TV Guide, the history teacher character is a fan favorite from the book series on which the TV show is based. Executive Producer Kevin Williamson tells the magazine that he had one thing in mind when casting the mysterious teacher -- he had to be "hot. »
first and last returns. For the second season of "first and last" we're mixing it up. Sometimes we'll use the first and/or last lines of dialogue from a film for our guessing game. Sometimes those alpha omega images. Sometimes a combo of first and last things. We're keeping the series fresh.
Can you guess the movie?
First Line "Another world, another time, in the age of wonder. A thousand years ago this land was green and good until..."
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The ladies of "The Vampire Diaries" can breathe easy -- their legal woes are behind them!
Actresses Nina Dobrev, 20, Candice Accola, 22, Kayla Ewell, 24 and Sara Canning, 22, (along with photographer Tyler Shields and extra Krystal Vayda) were arrested last month on charges of disorderly conduct, after drivers complained that the women were flashing motorists from a Georgia bridge on August 22.
The group was booked at Monroe County Sheriff's Department after the incident. Today, a Monroe County »
Usually, soap operas provide the gateway to bigger gigs. One could go on and on about the big-time names that popped up in the overly dramatic worlds of the soaps. Brad Pitt was in Another World; Kevin Bacon drank a lot on Guiding Light; Leonardo DiCaprio spent time on Santa Barbara; and Meg Ryan dealt with life As the World Turns. General Hospital alone let loose Demi Moore, Rick Springfield, John Stamos, Jack Wagner, and Mark Hamill. And now the famous hospital in Port Charles is attracting Hollywood talent.
Collective jaws dropped yesterday as word hit that James Franco would be picking up a guest spot on the popular ABC soap General Hospital. We're not talking a 1-off appearance. SoapNet reports that he'll start on November 20 and be there for a number of weeks, making life difficult for Jason Morgan. But that's not the kicker. They claim Franco was the »
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Brad Pitt had a whole lot of gigs before he nabbed his career-propulsioning role in Thelma & Louise -- from an uncredited preppie kid in Less Than Zero, to the soap opera wonder of Another World and Dallas, to sitcoms like Growing Pains. He's an actor whose notoriety rose with his talents -- he paid his dues and worked his way up from goofy commercial gigs shilling Pringles to big-screen success. But what if he never got to play with Thelma and Louise?
See, Pitt was the third choice for the role. According to IMDb, William Baldwin was the first choice, but he gave it up to star in Backdraft. (George Clooney also lobbied hard for the gig.) The choice makes sense. Why play some bit part when you can star in a Ron Howard flick with Kurt Russell, Robert De Niro, and Donald Sutherland? If only the sensible always made sense. »
- Monika Bartyzel
Anne Heche has credited her first Emmy win with launching her career - she didn't consider herself a serious actress before taking home the prize.
The star, 40, won a Daytime Emmy in 1991 for her work on hit soap opera Another World but couldn't accept the prestigious TV award because she was completing another acting job in the mid-west at the time.
She recalls, "I was in Nebraska in a Motel 6 shooting a Hallmark movie with Jessica Lange and so, I was actually sitting, eating a hamburger and fries on a skanky (dirty) bed, watching to see if I was going to win. And when they called my name, somebody came out and said, 'Well, Anne can't be here right now because she's in Nebraska.' Some weird, like, stiff person, 'She's not here...'"
A stunned Heche couldn't believe she'd been named the winner - and needed her agent to convince her she was talented enough to proceed with her career.
She explains, "The phone rang and it was my agent and I said, 'Does this mean I'm an actress? Do I have to move to Hollywood or something?' And she said, 'Yeah, I think so.' And that was it. The Emmy made me move." »
It was revealed Friday "The Vampire Diaries" hottie Nina Dobrev and three female co-stars were arrested last month on disorderly conduct charges after they allegedly flashed motorists during a photo shoot. That bites!
The actresses were arrested with two others on August 22 on a bridge about 60 miles from Atlanta.
According to a Monroe County Sheriff's Office report, the starlets were being shot by photographer Tyler Shields. One pic showed a "female being held by her legs by the other females, »
Hollywood is bloodthirsty for vampires -- and they're getting their fill tonight with "The Vampire Diaries." The show revolves around a girl who is torn between handsome (and undead) brothers. "Extra" has some little-known facts about the hot, cold-blooded stars and the show!
Bloody Facts about 'Vampire Diaries'Blood BrothersPaul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder star as Stefan Salvatore and Damon Salvatore, vampire brothers who are pining after the same girl, Elena.
Caught in the MiddleNina Dobrev stars as Elena Gilbert, »
Sept. 6: Comedian JoAnne Worley is 72. Country singer David Allan Coe is 70. Country singer Mel McDaniel is 67. Singer-bassist Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) is 66. Actress Swoosie Kurtz is 65. Comedian-actress Jane Curtin is 62. Country singer Buddy Miller is 57. Country drummer Joe Smyth of Sawyer Brown is 52. Actor-comedian Jeff Foxworthy is 51. Actor-comedian Michael Winslow ("Police Academy") is 51. Guitarist Pal Waaktaar of A-ha is 48. Country singer Mark Chesnutt is 46. Actress Rosie Perez is 45. Singer Macy Gray is 42. Singer CeCe Peniston is 40. Singer Darryl Anthony (Az Yet) is 40. Singer Dolores O'Riordan (The Cranberries) is 38. Actor Dylan Bruno ("Numb3ers") is 37. Actress Anika Noni Rose ("Dreamgirls") is 37. Actor Justin Whalin ("Lois and Clark") is 35. Singer Nina Persson (The Cardigans) is 35. Actress Naomie Harris ("Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest") is 33. Rapper Noreaga is 32. Rapper Foxy Brown is 31.Sept. 7: Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins is 79. Singer »
The actress who plays Gretchen Morgan talks about the series and the upcoming DVD movie
Jodi Lynn O'Keefe certainly got off to a fast start in Hollywood. The actress landed the role of Marguerite Cory on the soap opera Another World when she was a sophomore in high school and was on the show for six years. Right after that she played Cassidy in all six seasons of Nash Bridges while also starring in films like Halloween: H20 and the teen flick She's All That as high school hottie Taylor Vaughn. O'Keefe returned to the small screen in 2007 with her role of the devious Gretchen Morgan on Prison Break. The fourth and final season of the show just hit the DVD shelves this week on June 2 and fans of the hit Fox series will get some closure with the upcoming DVD movie, Prison Break: The Final Break, which comes to »
The Born on The Fourth of July actress will unveil her star at 6356 Hollywood Boulevard, next to her husband's pavement tribute, on Monday.
Sedgwick has been acting for almost 30 years. She made her professional acting debut at the age of 16 on U.S. soap opera Another World. »
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